Planning & Development Services Department

Development Services

301 D'Olive Street
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

For Planning & Zoning questions, contact:

Clair Dorough, City Planner
(251) 580-1650


For building code information or
questions concerning new construction
permits, contact:

Rob Madison, Building Official


The City of Bay Minette has adopted the
2018 Building Code. New codes are now in effect.


Planning Commission



Board of Adjustment



Department Forms

Planning & Zoning Fee Schedule

Building Department Fee Schedule


Access Permit

Agent Authorization Form

Assessment Request Form

Complaint Form

Credit Card Authorization Form

Land Use Application- Commercial / Industrial

Land Use Application- Residential

Public Records Request

Public Sign Request

Right-of-Way Permit

Fence/Screening Permit

Traffic Calming Request and Processing Procedures

Zoning/Jurisdiction Verification


Addressing/Road Name Applications

Address Request

New Road Name Request

Road Name Change Request


Sign Applications

Community Banner Application

Commercial Banner / Wind Sign Application

Non-Commercial Banner Application

Sign Application


Mobile Vending Unit Applications

For prospective Mobile Food Vendors, including Food Trucks and Food Carts, or for Mobile Merchandise Vendors of non-food merchandise and food items not intended to be consumed on site, including fruit or vegetable trucks.

Mobile Vending Unit- Land Use Application

Mobile Vending Unit- Property Owner Permission Form

Mobile Vending Unit- Permit

Mobile Food Vending Unit- Ordinance Regulations

Mobile Merchandise Vending Unit- Ordinance Regulations


Home Occupation Applications

Home Occupation- Land Use Application

Home Occupation- Ordinance Regulations


Planning Commission

The City of Bay Minette Planning Commission is a group of volunteer citizens appointed by the Mayor and City Council. They review and make decisions regarding proposed subdivision developments within the City of Bay Minette. They also review Rezoning and Annexation requests and make recommendations to the City Council and the Board of Adjustment.

The Planning Commission meets on the second Thursday of every month at 8:00 a.m. at City Hall. These meetings are open to the public. For more information on placing an item on the agenda, please contact Clair Dorough at (251) 580-1650.

2021-2022 Regular Meeting and Application Deadline Schedule

The current City of Bay Minette Zoning Ordinance was amended on March 7, 2022 by Ordinance # 1002. 

Zoning Ordinance

The current City of Bay Minette Subdivision Regulations were amended on October 19, 2021.

Subdivision Regulations


Applications & Forms

Administrative Subdivision Application

Exempt Subdivision Application

Family Exempt Subdivision Certification

Major Subdivision- Preliminary Plat Application

Major Subdivision- Final Plat Application

Minor Subdivision- Preliminary Plat Application

Public Hearing Comment Form

Rezoning Application

Site Plan Review Application


Board of Adjustment

The Zoning Board of Adjustment is responsible for reviewing Variances, Special Exception Permits and Zoning Administrative Appeals. 

The Board of Adjustment meets on the first Thursday of every month at 8:00 a.m at City Hall. These meetings are open to the public. For more information on placing an item on the agenda, please contact Clair Dorough at (251) 580-1650.

Public Hearing Comment Form

Special Exception Application

Variance Application


Building Code Information

For Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Permits, please click on the General Permit Application below:

General Permit Application

Credit Card Authorization Form

The following Building Codes were adopted by Ordinance No. 997 on September 20, 2021 with the effective date of January 1, 2022:

Ordinance No. 997

Building Code Amendments

Fire Code Amendments

  • International Building Code, 2018, with Amendments - See Ordinance No. 997.
  • International Gas Code, 2018
  • International Mechanical Code, 2018
  • International Plumbing Code, 2018
  • International Residential Code, 2018 
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2018
  • City of Bay Minette Supplemental Code for Residential Structures in addition to the IRC 2018, in attached hereto as Exhibit A.
  • National Electric Code, 2017 for Commercial Buildings and Residential Building containing more than two (2) dwelling units
  • International Fire Code, 2021, with Amendments- See Ordinance No. 997.


  • Standard Building Code 2012
  • Standard Plumbing Code 2012
  • Standard Fire Prevention Code 2012
  • Standard Gas Code 2012
  • National Electric Code 2012